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Old Jan 21, 2013, 12:19 PM   #1
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Shipping Estimates for 21.5-Inch iMac Begin Slipping to 2-3 Weeks




Shipping estimates for new orders of 21.5-inch iMac models began slipping in Apple's online stores in many European countries such as the United Kingdom today, moving from 7-10 business days to 2-3 weeks. The changes have not yet propagated to stores for other regions.

Estimates for the 21.5-inch models had remained steady at 7-10 business days since just after they became available for sale late last year. Apple has also been quoting even longer estimates for the 27-inch models, which are reportedly seeing more significant issues with display production due to a new lamination process. Estimates for new 27-inch iMac orders remain at 3-4 weeks for the time being, essentially in line with their status since just after pre-orders went live.

(Thanks, Neil!)

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Old Jan 21, 2013, 12:25 PM   #2
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*hugs my 2012 27" iMac*
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Old Jan 21, 2013, 12:25 PM   #3
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I guess they haven't fixed the screen production difficulties.
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Old Jan 21, 2013, 12:46 PM   #4
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It's the snow!
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Old Jan 21, 2013, 12:57 PM   #5
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I guess they haven't fixed the screen production difficulties.
Nope, it's just Cook's terrible mistake in accepting a position he was never ready for - it's as if Apple has no COO right now.
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Old Jan 21, 2013, 01:00 PM   #6
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Finally got to see these at the apple store recently and the first thing I noticed was how awful the display looked compared to my retina mbp. Would have loved to see an upgrade here, but I realize doubling the pixels on the 27 inch model will be no easy feat, let alone the hardware needed to drive it.
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Old Jan 21, 2013, 01:01 PM   #7
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*hugs my 2012 27" iMac*
That was so last year.
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Old Jan 21, 2013, 01:03 PM   #8
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Finally got to see these at the apple store recently and the first thing I noticed was how awful the display looked compared to my retina mbp. Would have loved to see an upgrade here, but I realize doubling the pixels on the 27 inch model will be no easy feat, let alone the hardware needed to drive it.
I noticed the same as well. I was in there to get a motherboard replaced for my rMBP and I played around with the 21 inch and I couldn't believe how bad it looked.
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Old Jan 21, 2013, 01:03 PM   #9
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Nope, it's just Cook's terrible mistake in accepting a position he was never ready for - it's as if Apple has no COO right now.
Yes because this is the first time Apple has had long delays with the first generation of a new build.
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Old Jan 21, 2013, 01:04 PM   #10
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Still order them guys, it's worth the wait!

Using my special iMac now. After spending the day on my crappy PC at work, it's nice to come home to a good looking, easy to use, quick silent machine.
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Old Jan 21, 2013, 01:10 PM   #11
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Nope, it's just Cook's terrible mistake in accepting a position he was never ready for - it's as if Apple has no COO right now.
Given that you clearly have a lot more knowledge on who's a good choice to run Apple, who would you have running it right now?

The way I see it, Tim was the only logical choice. He'd already run the company for a short stint in 2004, then from pretty much 2009 onwards.

It's way too early to decide if he's a good candidate as Apple is well known for having a long roadmap. However even since he took the position on, he's reinstated charitable giving programs, got rid of the bad eggs (namely Forstall), got the right group of staff into the right roles (e.g putting Ive in charge of Human Interface) and made a commitment to bringing production back to Apples home country.

None of these things would have happened under Steve. That much we know from the history of the company.

Sure, he's made some pretty glaring mistakes (e.g hiring Browlett) however some of the perceived mistakes cant really be attributed to him. Maps for example - that wasn't something that would have been decided shortly before it was released, Apple would have been working on that for a good few years, and whilst that doesn't excuse it being released in a half-assed state, he made right by ditching the people in charge of getting Maps to market, and putting someone in charge who had a good track record of getting the job done.

He could turn out to be the worse CEO ever. But we wont know yet - give it at least 2 years.

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Finally got to see these at the apple store recently and the first thing I noticed was how awful the display looked compared to my retina mbp. Would have loved to see an upgrade here, but I realize doubling the pixels on the 27 inch model will be no easy feat, let alone the hardware needed to drive it.
Once you go retina, you wont go back

I've had my rMBP sitting next to 2 standard monitors...I ordered a new monitor arm last week so I can move one of the monitors over to the side and use the rMPB screen as my main one - its just so friggin' beautiful!

Other than screen size though, there's really no purpose for the iMac anymore. I've always been a desktop guy but to be honest, having moved from a Mac Pro to the rMBP it's just so much more convenient.
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Old Jan 21, 2013, 01:13 PM   #12
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I think in this particularly case Apple made a mistake with the early presentation last year.

I mean, in contrary to the long waiting times for iOS devices which are mostly caused by their great popularity, the issue this time clearly is some kind of mismanagement. If a supplier isn't able to provide enough quality AND quantity, you have to wait until he can deal with it or change horses!

Besides, I still think the latest iMac is some great device!
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Old Jan 21, 2013, 01:22 PM   #13
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I think most of the people that are not too impressed by the new iMac might just be a combination of expecting a retina display and/or being so used to retina displays on their iPhone, iPad and most recently the rMPB
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Man they are having a hard time pumping those things out!
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Still waiting on mine. Ordered Jan 9th and it just finally hit "preparing for shipment" over the weekend.
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Old Jan 21, 2013, 02:00 PM   #16
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But Apple's estimates are never accurate.

I ordered my top end 21.5" with Fusion on the 11th January and I had it by the 16th, when they had estimated 23rd-28th January.

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Other than screen size though, there's really no purpose for the iMac anymore. I've always been a desktop guy but to be honest, having moved from a Mac Pro to the rMBP it's just so much more convenient.
Apart from the 525 price difference, sure thing bro.
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Old Jan 21, 2013, 02:16 PM   #17
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The increased production time could, of course, be down to increased demand, especially from businesses now that the holidays are behind us...
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Old Jan 21, 2013, 02:36 PM   #18
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But Apple's estimates are never accurate.

I ordered my top end 21.5" with Fusion on the 11th January and I had it by the 16th, when they had estimated 23rd-28th January.

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Apart from the 525 price difference, sure thing bro.
If the price is the problem there's always the Air. Bro...
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Old Jan 21, 2013, 02:41 PM   #19
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If the price is the problem there's always the Air. Bro...
But the iMac has a much bigger screen, more storage, faster processor and GPU than the Air.
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Old Jan 21, 2013, 02:48 PM   #20
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2-3 weeks is nothing. I've been waiting almost 8 week for my 27" I ordered Dec 1st!!!!

Go Apple :sarcastic_yay:
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Old Jan 21, 2013, 02:55 PM   #21
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Am I the only one still seeing 7-10 business days on the website? Cause I am see no such 2-3 week delay.
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Am I the only one still seeing 7-10 business days on the website? Cause I am see no such 2-3 week delay.
US shows 7-10 days, UK shows 2-3 weeks.
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US shows 7-10 days, UK shows 2-3 weeks.
Ah, I suppose I missed that in the article! Whoops!
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2-3 weeks is nothing. I've been waiting almost 8 week for my 27" I ordered Dec 1st!!!!

Go Apple :sarcastic_yay:
Ordered 27" Dec 3rd from local retailer. And still waiting...
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Old Jan 21, 2013, 03:26 PM   #25
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Or maybe people are actually buying iMacs in unexpected volumes? Do we remember when all the Stupids (about 1 year ago) predicted that Apple was ready to kill off the iMac line because the refresh was long overdue?

So it went from.... "iMacs are a dead product line" TO "Apple can't make iMacs fast enough to meet demand".
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